She said: “I am sentencing you to 12 months’ custody time, but you will be pleased to know that this will be suspended.
“I will suspend this for two years as I feel you need to have this hanging over your head for as long as possible.
An Afghan war veteran dad has admitted bigamy as his first marriage collapsed after his wife tragically suffered a staggering nine miscarriages.
Cpl Ross Mc Cready, 38, was hauled into court yesterday when he confessed to marrying again after failing to divorce his first wife for more than a decade.
Mc Cready, based at Wattisham Airfield, Suffolk, has served in the armed forces for 18 years and had reached the rank of sergeant before being demoted.
The highly-experienced career soldier was fined £1,500 at South East Suffolk magistrates' court, Ipswich, after he admitted bigamy.
Lesla Small, prosecuting, said: 'They got engaged and started to make plans to marry.'Mrs Small said Mc Cready told Ms Halliday he'd previously been married and she believed the marriage had been ended.
Benjamin Sledge, 35, admits he was not honorable as a young man and college student - when he said he 'ran with the pack' - but that under the influence of fellow soldiers and veterans his 'swagger disappeared in the wars'.
Judge Jane Miller sentenced Adams to 12 months in prison, suspended for two years.
Adams was also instructed to pay back £250 a month until the money is repaid.
Mrs Small said Mc Cready 'simply (got) swept along' and 'did not know what to say or what to do'.'He agreed at that point he should have done something, but didn't,' she said.
Mc Cready got hitched to Ms Halliday in April 2013 in Woodbridge, Suffolk.